Mohavea

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Mohavea
Mohavea confertiflora 1.jpg
Mohavea confertiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Tribe: Antirrhineae
Genus: Mohavea
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Species

Mohavea breviflora
Mohavea confertiflora

Mohavea was a plant genus consisting of two species native to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This genus is often included in the closely related snapdragon genus Antirrhinum.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Formerly included in Scrophulariaceae, the genus is now included in the Plantaginaceae. The two species are both notable annuals flowering in the spring; the ghostflower M. confertiflora features large pale flowers with a pattern of purple spots, while the lesser mohavea M. breviflora has small yellow flowers.

Etymology[edit]

The genus name is derived from the Mojave River, where specimens were first collected by John C. Fremont.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oyama, R. K.; Baum, D. A. (2004). "Phylogenetic relationships of North American Antirrhinum (Veronicaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 91 (6): 918–925. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.6.918. PMID 21653448. 
  2. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment


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